Four teams are participating in our 2020 Capstone Program in Evidence-Based Leadership: SIFT, Community Finding, 3 Degrees and this year’s London Idea Project — Blueprints For Pangaea. Since we have a smaller number of teams this year, each team will now receive either $15,000 or $20,000 in project funding. Academic Program Manager/LEO Adjunct Lecturer Fatema Haque is working to transition curriculum for our weeklong Capstone “boot-camp” to remote learning by collaborating with new partners such as the University of Michigan Library to offer online research tutorials and Michigan Organizational Excellence, who will offer an introduction to Lean A-3 problem-solving. Through generous donor funding and extensive mentorship, student teams will continue this summer to collect and analyze sound, rigorous evidence; develop a project idea; create a budget; and implement the project by our final showcase in December.

Learn more about each team below in their first team deliverable -- a virtual introduction!


A sustainable fashion marketplace that aims to re-innovate the lifecycle of textile waste and re-imagine the culture of sustainable fashion by establishing a universal sustainable fashion standard, closed-loop ecosystem, and integrated partnerships.

Community Conversations

A collection of participatory and interactive art/design installations and workshops that will invite members of the U-M undergraduate community together to build connections.

3 Degrees

Changing the culture of sustainability in Ann Arbor in Greek Life and local Ann Arbor restaurants.

Blueprints For Pangaea

A nonprofit organization that reallocates excess, unused medical supplies from hospitals in the United States to hospitals abroad.